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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Delivering two hours of fun, Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience pays tribute to the beloved BBC series. The internationally-acclaimed show brings the audience back to the 1970s, where they'll meet Manuel, Basil and Sybil.

The show includes a 3-course meal, inspired by the 1970s, that's served by the cast. This interactive show was written by comedic icons Connie Booth and John Cleese.

Faulty Towers kicks off with Basil, the hotel proprietor, attempting to "micromanage" Manuel, the waiter. Sybil, Basil's wife, lends a hand to make sure that the situation is under control. Audiences watch as hilarious events unfold around them, while they're dining.

No two shows are the same, as two-thirds of the production is improvised. The cast members play off of ideas from the audience to make the show a truly interactive experience.

The three-course meal includes: soup, a main course and a decadent dessert. The menu changes with every venue, making each performance unique.

Faulty Towers is celebrating more than four years on London's West End. The show first made its debut in Brisbane in 1997 as a tribute to the sitcom. Now, nine teams of cast for the show work as part of the Britain and Australia tours, which make stops in 20 countries in a year.

The comedic dining experience won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its residency at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross.

Loved by critics and audiences all over the world, Faulty Towers has an ever-changing cast, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Terence Frisch as Manuel while touring in London West End, Europe and the Edinburgh Fringe. He has played in the BBC's Call the Midwife as well as Eastenders and Hugo.
  • Suzanna Hughes as Sybil while touring Ireland, England, Bahrain, Belgium, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, London's West End and Edinburgh Fringe. She has also played in BBC's My Family and C4's My Mad Fat Diary.
  • Ron Kelly as Basil while touring the UK, Australia, Ireland, Malaysia and New Zealand. His television credits include East of Everything, Blue Heelers, Medivac and Through my Eyes.
  • Rob Langston as Basil while touring Europe, UK, South Africa, Scandinavia, Philippines, Thailand, Barbados, India, Australia and Portugal.
  • Rebecca Norris as Sybil. Rebecca appeared in Big Bite-Size Breakfast.
  • Phil Oakland as Manuel. Phil played Gaton Garceau in Les Enfant Terribles' The Vaudevillains.
  • Paul O'Neil as Basil while touring Ireland and UK. He has appeared in BBC's Spitfire – The One Show as well as The Beatles Musical.
  • Oliver Harrison as Manuel while touring Europe, UK and London's West End.